There is just one MLB Division Series that made it all the way to a Game 5, and it was the one that everyone expected. The Los Angeles Dodgers and San Francisco Giants will need a final game to decide which team will advance to the NLCS.
Los Angeles has outscored San Francisco by a total of 16-9 in this matchup, but San Francisco has been able to win the low-scoring affairs. The Giants will be the hosts in this matchup after winning the NL West Division during the regular season.
San Francisco Giants Betting Preview: Pitching Powering Giants
The San Francisco Giants were actually a better offensive team than the Los Angeles Dodgers during the regular season, but it has been their pitching staff that has carried the team. Logan Webb starts for the Giants on Thursday night, and he didn’t allow a run in the series opener against Los Angeles.
San Francisco doesn’t really have an offensive star, but they have a lineup of proven veterans that know how to get it done. Kris Bryant set the tone for the Giants in Game 1, and he could provide a huge lift to his team on Thursday night.
Los Angeles Dodgers Betting Preview: Dodgers Must Deliver on Offense
If the Los Angeles Dodgers are going to advance to the NLCS, then it will be up to the offense to come through. Los Angeles has scored 16 total runs in their two wins in the series but didn’t score in either one of their losses.
Mookie Betts is the most important player for the Dodgers as he sets the tone for the entire offense. Los Angeles doesn’t always hit for a high average, but they have plenty of power up and down the lineup.
Julio Urias will be on the mound for Los Angeles, and he delivered a win in San Francisco in Game 2 of the NLDS.
Giants vs. Dodgers Betting Odds & Lines
These two teams were separated by just one game during the regular season, and this series has been extremely competitive as well. San Francisco has the advantage of hosting this game, but both teams have won on the road in this series.
Oddsmakers can’t find much separation between the rivals as well, and these betting odds are tight. MyBookie has the San Francisco Giants at -105 on the moneyline for Game 5 of the NLDS.
Free Betting Pick
Both teams have a loaded pitching staff, and each manager is going to have a quick hook on Thursday night. There is not going to be much separation between the two teams at all, and it will likely come down to a big hit late in the game.
San Francisco earned home-field advantage with a great regular season, and that’s going to allow them to advance in this series. The Giants come up with a clutch hit late to beat the Dodgers.